Tell us a bit about yourself? I'm Donal, a singer/songwriter and producer from Drogheda, Ireland. I enjoy making indie tracks with a dancey vibe. I record my music in Hackney, London. My main music influences are Arctic Monkeys, The Streets and Calvin Harris.
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? Originating from Drogheda, Ireland sets me apart as an emerging artist in the UK for a start. My music documents life experienced by me and life from my perspective. The listener can relate to the words, feelings and sentiments of the song whilst getting with the beats.
What’s your back-story? I wrote a song called "D'you Like Spicy Food?" I found myself going out of my way far too regularly to get a Chinese take away after gigs and nights out recently. I like the line, "I'd let you dip your chips in my curry sauce anyway".
What are you working on at the moment? After a successful summer festival circuit, I am now working on my next single release campaign. It's called "Twat", a heartfelt ballad with a bit of tongue in cheek. It was recorded with top producer Tom McFall in Hackney, London. I will be available in November.
What's the first song you remember hearing? Put 'Em Under Pressure - Irish soccer team song from Italia 90
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Don't You Want Me - The Human League
What was the first gig you went to? Oxegen Festival 2003
Which song do you wish you'd written? Linger - The Cranberries
Which song changed your life? Last Nite - The Strokes
Which song would you like played at your funeral? Massif Anthem - Donal Quinn
What song is stuck in your head right now?Put Em Under Pressure - Irish soccer team Italia 90 song
What was the first Album you bought? Youth And Young Manhood - Kings Of Leon
Which song made you want to play music? The Strokes - Last Nite
BBC 6 Music, BBC introducing & Hot Press tipped solo-artist, Donal Quinn set for new music releases. The club tracks are available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and all other digital distribution outlets. Donal has been recording in Hackney, London with top producer Tom McFall (Kasabian, Bloc Party, Snow Patrol). It marks the ambition to leng it down for Drogheda-based indie dance artist Quinn.